Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Life of a teacher - Part III

What's the most pathetic way you can think of to spend your time with? The answer is sitting in front of the computer for around 9 hours, entering student's marks into it, having a 穿山甲 releasing her wrath around, and biting anyone who gets near her.

Yeap, that's what I'm doing 9 hours ago! Few days ago, YangFu asked us (the temporary teachers), to go back to the school and help the computer team for entering the student's marks into the computers. And then, today I went to school around 8.30a.m. and started to entering all these stupid data into the computers. However that wasn't the worst thing yet, the 穿山甲 was there too, biting people all around (means she was complaining all the stuff around her, about her job, about the program, about she spending her precious holiday in the school, about us, about this, about that, etc).

There's this mysterious unsolved question we've discovered there; we've found that most the the marks that was given by the class teachers are all print-out papers, very few were written by hand. So what does this means? This means that most of the teachers does know how to use a computer and therefore they can enter the students' marks without having any lame excuse such as *I don't know how to use a computer*! What's the bloody point of us doing the job twice!? And there's another lame part where the program for us to enter the marks will close off anytime if you click the wrong thing, furthermore there's a more stupid fact that there's no autosave for the program! So if you did something stupid when entering the data, the program close off, and if you forget to save, good game!

Here, KokPang was crying for the lost of half of the marks he entered and got shot off because he forgets to save the thing, result? Redo the whole thing! *evil laugh*

Oh by the way, what's the prize of the day? A meal in the school canteen and a McDonald big mac! Yummy?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Life of a teacher - Part II

Ahh! Finally it is time to write this, today is the last day of my teaching! Well there's nothing special on this last day, other than I get to take some photos around, with my students (only picked 3S and 3C, to hell with 2C and 3N, and sadly don't have the time to take with 1T).

Any special feelings on the last day? Actually, none. Seriously I don't have any feeling of missing the place, maybe because there is too many nightmares on that place (thanks to 2C) and I'm not really leaving the place because my university's starting day was delayed to 25th June. When I tell YangFu (my lady boss) about it, she was laughing non-stop! Guess she's going to call me back for more classes in June.

Anyway, I really wish to thank all my colleague (Jason, WengSze, Benny, KokPang, XiaoWen, JiaCi, ShaoWen, WengLian and Joel) for sharing those experience on teaching (how to shut a student's mouth, how to protect the cane, how to punish student without having troubles, etc). Not to forget my lady boss, YangFuXiaoZhang (we called her YangFu), for all the help, guidance, reminder, lessons and the lovely timetable that so nice until I'm able to read novels in the office! I've enjoyed such great time with you all.

<- 3S - My favoured class, a class that I can go in without any pressure at all! The only little problem I have is I need to close my ear when entering this class because the actually shout when they greed teachers!

<- 3C - Though I only go into that class once per week (PJK class), but I'm quite surprised that I received some present from this class during teacher's day!

1T - Yet another good class, they listen to teacher, and pay attention when teacher is teaching (maybe because they are still small, haven't wear the monster mask yet). Sadly I didn't manage to get any photo in this class due to lack of time *sigh*.

3N - Another class that I didn't manage to get any photo of them, quite a okay class, this class like to talks a lot, hell lots. Almost 50% of the time I spend in this class by scolding people (especially the son of devil, HoTeckKuan), well as long as they shut their mouth I guess this is quite an good class.

2C - The only class that giving me problem, didn't even bother to take photo of them. The worst part is I need to go into this class everyday! Half of the class actually were good students, but the another half turn the class up side down. The class is filled with peoples that likes to interrupt teacher's speech, people that talks without having the words filtered by the brain, etc. I'll rather take 2 more BM class than taking a single 2C as BM class *sigh*.

Finally, hope we'll meet again! (*cough* except 2C)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Random facts II

Found these random facts in some forum, quite interesting!

1) An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

2) A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
3) A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
4) It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
5) White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).
6) In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
7) Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
8) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
9) 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
10) A whale's penis is called a dork.
11) To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs- it will let you go instantly.
12) Reindeer like to eat bananas.
13) If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
14) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
15) Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
16) "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
17) The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
18) The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
19) Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
20) The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
21) In the movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
22) Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
23) More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
24) More people are struck by lightning than attacked by sharks.
25) Cars are the biggest killers of people (except in Victoria where it?s swimming in the surf)!
26) A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
27) The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
28) The average man falls asleep within 30 seconds of having sex (if not during).
29) Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
30) Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
31) The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
32) A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12,345,678,987,654,321.
33) Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
34) Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
35) There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
36) The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
37) The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
38) The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
39) Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.
40) Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with rejoice.
41) The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
42) Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
43) The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
44) Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
45) Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand.
46) The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop.
47) Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands.
48) A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
49) In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
50) A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.
51) The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.
52) The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
53) The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
54) The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
55) The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
56) The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

58) The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
59) The word 'pound' is abbreviated 'lb.' after the constellation 'libra' because it means 'pound' in Latin, also 'scales'. The abbreviation for the British Pound Sterling comes from the same source: it is an 'L' for Libra/Lb. with a stroke through it to indicate abbreviation. Sames goes for the Italian lira which uses the same abbreviation ('lira' coming from 'libra'). So British currency (before it went metric) was always quoted as "pounds/shillings/pence", abbreviated "L/s/d" (libra/solidus/denarius).
60) Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
61) Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
62) The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
63) Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
64) Camel's milk does not curdle.
65) In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
66) An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
67) Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
68) The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
69) Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
70) All porcupines float in water.
71) Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
72) Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
73) The world's largest wine cask is in Heidelberg, Germany.
74) Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."
75) Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
76) If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
77) St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.
78) The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.
79) The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
80) The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
81) Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
82) The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
83) The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.
84) When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
85) The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
86) Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Teacher's day dinner

Friday was teacher's day, and today, we are having some teacher's day dinner at the 田园 restaurant. We've been told that the dinner starts at 7 o'clock, so Joel came to fetch me at 6.55p.m. (where I asked him to came at 6.45), but never mind, being late is Malaysia's tradition, don't you agree ? The dinner truly starts at 8+ o'clock (see?), and I guess we aren't late at all.

Anyway, we we took some photo around before the dinner starts, and chit chat all along. AhLian is the cameraman so he was busy taking photos all around the place, pity him. When the dinner starts, there was lucky draw all long the time, almost every teacher had get something. I got a Panasonic fan, Joel get a 30 bucks shopping voucher, Jason get a 50 bucks shopping voucher, XiaoWen get a camera, and other's who sit in our table get a hamper or something. Wow, everyone in our table get something! And everyone get a soap as present of the table.

As expected, our table was the most crazy table around, shouting like mad when they announce the lucky draw winner. The worst part is when our table was called to received the "lucky table" prize, we all shouted "CHUI YI! CHUI YI! CHUI YI!..." and pushed her go up the stairs!

Well, finally it ends at ~10 o'clock. Me, Joel and Jason went to Sunway Pyramid for a bowling match after this. Yeap, like rolling money into the longkang.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Teacher's day

Yeap yeap! Finally today is teacher's day, the long awaited day for all the teachers in Chen Moh! When I reached school today, I've already seen the morning session teachers' table are filled with all types of colourful presents, especially AhLian, who got many many fans around him, he got so many presents that can fill 4 bags to the limit! I just can't wait for my turn!

Before school starts, some students are already starts sending presents to the teachers. Yes! I got my first few presents! A moment later, I got my best present from the PIPG, a 50 bucks angpow! After that, all teachers and students are required to gather in the hall to have a simple teacher's day ceremonial. Well nothing special, we get to enjoy some performance, students singing, and the worst part is that we had to sing some lame Malay song too!

Well then, the ceremonial ends at around 3 o'clock, and the teachers are to return to the office and to enjoy teas provided (cakes, fried rice, fried prawn, fried chicken, etc). And yes, more presents coming! But then we afternoon session still can't beat morning session, these kids still " 不会做人", ai... regretted why I teach afternoon session.

recess, I was hoping to have some tea party in the class so I don't need to teach (many morning session class are having it), but sadly, none. So we are required to teach until the end of the day, during teacher's day! Further more need to scold people during teacher's day! Bloody 2C, don't give me anything never mind, some more make me angry!

And finally the day ends, with all sorts of weird stuff from the students. Jason had a mango, some "
火龙果", and a plate of seafood from the students. Luckily I've send warning to my dear students no to give me red pens during teacher's day (though in the end I still received 5), I was laughing at the other temp. teachers when they received 20+ red pens, can use for life time!

Now I'm home, just counted how many I get (around 15), very happy! Except that the bloody 2C spoil my mod of the day!

Result of the day :
Most present of the day (overall) : AhLian (50+)
Most present of the day (morning session) : AhLian (duh)
Most present of the day (afternoon session) : WengSze (30+ I guess)

Least present of the day : Joel (2 pens)
Cameraman of the day : Joel

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Welcome to Malaysia

Well, since I have a blog now, so I've dig out some old interesting issues. I think some of you guys still remember about this. Hope you'll enjoy your stay in Malaysia after reading these.

Malaysia is a multi-racial country.There are three major races in Malaysia which include Malays, Chinese and Indian. Malaysia is a commonwealth country. The highest politics position of Malaysia government is Prime Minister. Before Malaysia get independent Malays are work as road-builder, Chinese are work in economy field and Indian work in agriculture field. When the Independence Day in Malaya , there are an agreement that Malaya Government sign with the British which only Malaysian who born in 1900 to 1940 knew about this agreement.. This agreement contains one major subject that written about the politics in Malaya that never expose to the citizen in Malaysia today. This major subject is that Malaysia Prime Minister should change every 5 years in an election. Each 5 years Prime Minister should change to other race. But there's a racism massacre happen in 13 th of May 1969. So the subject about the changing the Prime Minister to other race is gone since that racism massacre happened. And history today in Malaysia with British agreement is Malays should have the political power while Chinese SHOULD be satisfied with their commercial monopoly.

And today this is what happened in Malaysia racism.

These lists cover a period of about 49 years since Independence Day in Malaysia (1957):

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks in Malaysia , only one bank is own by multi-racial, the rest are controlled by Malays.

(2) 99% of Petronas (the only petroleum company) directors are Malays, and the former Prime Minister works as Consultant in Petronas.

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese.

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by Malays.

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be "bumi's status" (Malay).

(6) 0% of non-Malays staffs are legally required in Malay's companies. But there must be 30% Malays staffs in Chinese companies. And big companies in Malaysia require a Malays hold as director status with 51% shareholder. Which this mean non-Malays own company needs to give their property to Malays. And non-Malays citizen can't really own their business.

(7) 5% of all new intake for government police, nurses, army, is non-Malays.

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960.

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-Malays government servants in Putrajaya ( Malaysia main government office). But Malays make up 98%.

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960. Only 2 position for non-Malays in political status.

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to Malays; even it is an open tender. Non-Malays contractors tender the lower price and use better materials can't get the contract that government given.

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by Malay government e.g. Taxi permits, Approved permits, etc. and all the license are given to government officer families.

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah (north of peninsular Malaysia ) had to be sold to Malay and controlled by Bernas (Government Org.) since 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers.

(14) 100 big companies set up, owned and managed by Chinese Malaysianswere taken over by government, and later managed by Malays since 1970's e.g. UTC, UMBC, MISC, etc. This company now is the sole company.

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other Malay transport companies due to rejection by Malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses.

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor (South of Peninsular Malaysia) Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given.

(17) 0 non-Malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar (city in south peninsular Malaysia ) bus station (November 2004).

(18) 8000 billions ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to Malays pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatization of government agencies like Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years periods.

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000.

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000.

(21) 2637 Malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000.

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, Malay schools got 96.5%

(23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a Malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible.

(24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are Malays. And politics in universities are held by Malays. If non-Malays want to form a politics parties, there is no way to get approved.

(25) The government universities lecturers of non-Malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004 with the reason Malaysia Education Ministry give full support for Malays only.

(26) Only 5% is given to non-Malays for government scholarships over 40 years.

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under "Look East Policy".

(28) 128 STPM (High Study / A Level) Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired i.e. Medicine and doctors (in 2004). Malays with not qualifying results can get into the course.

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% Malays.

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program since 2003.

(31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% since 1957 because government are not support non Malays like government support Malays.

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% since 1957.

(33) 2 millions Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago due to unfair politics.

(34) 0.5 million Indians Malaysians had emigrated to overseas.

(35) 3 millions Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumi's status.

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indians Malaysians with "red I/C" (a temporary identity card) and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenships compare with the Chinese and Indians.

(37) 5% - 15% discount for a Malay to buy a house, regardless whether the Malay is rich or poor.

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what
Malays villages got for rural development budget.

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been change from Chinese names to other names.

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government tries to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort.

(41) 0 temples/churches were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate MUST got at least one mosque/surau built.

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970 with full government support. No temples, no churches are built in housing estates that supported by government.

(43) 1 Catholic Church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by Malay authority that it must look like a factory and can't look like a church. Still not yet approved since 2004.

(44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002).

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1,RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-Malays origin.

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had Malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less.

(47) 10 times, at least, Malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969.

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed.

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racist re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s.

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960.

(51) 0 elimination of, all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s.

(52) 20 reported cases whereby Malay ambulance attendance treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and Malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200.

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by Malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record.

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down Malays were seriously assaulted or killed by Malays.

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN (Malays Own banks) got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum.

Source site : Here

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Change of hairstyle

After leaving my hair to grow for like 3-4 months, today I've finally able to go cut my hair! Well thanks to Joel for being the pathetic driver, fetching me from PJ to SS2 to cut my hair. (Well, actually I traded it for a meal, which he owe me when asking me to help teach his *ahem* add maths and physics) Well you see the before and after pictures up there, from tropical forest to messy grass!

Worst thing is, I cut my hair in the morning, and then I need to go to school in the noon! I've already expecting things from my dear students... Well before that, in the salon, Joel was so happy that he saw a pretty girl was free a that moment, and praying she will be cutting his hair. The thing is, she set up the things for both of us, then takes some magazine to Joel, walk right pass him, and came to me, asked : "What type of style would you like to have ?". Well actually I don't know Joel was very *gek* at that moment (dream crashed), I was laughing like mad when he told me so!

Okay, after the haircut, we went back to Joel's place and we both screaming "We going to be damn late!", at the moment is around 12 o'clock. After Joel's bathing we rushed to Old Town, grab 4 cheese burgers at the McDonald, and rushed into the school. Thank god, we are not *damn late* yet, just *late*, because schools haven't started yet (1 o'clock at that moment). Finally, at 1.45p.m. my first lesson in 3N, as expected, the class was going wild with my hairstyle, some said "Teacher your hair like grass!", some said "Teacher today you so leng chai!", forgetting that they are having exam should keep quiet! Oh god, I wished that today is Sunday...

For the rest of the days, I was using half of the time to calm down the class thanks to my hairstyle, and thank god that now I'm finally home, counting down the remaining days in the school !(8 working days to go!) Teacher's day are coming, should I be expecting things from those monkeys?

Some afterwords :
I seriously don't understand why people can hold their grudge for so long, sigh.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's day

Yesterday was mother's day, well nothing special actually happened, except that sis actually bought some flower for herself, and was taking photo with it, haha! Mom was working in the noon, so in the night, we had dinner (one big bowl of pork leg porridge) together.Sis bought a ice cream cake for the mother's day. (80 bucks, of course, we tell mom that it is only worth ~30 bucks, if not surely will get scolding again...)

The cake is so so so delicious! I ate uhmmm... 3 pieces of it, though I'm very full at that moment, but I simply can't help it, simply too tasty! Take a look at the before and after picture below. Oh yeah, the ice cream cake came with dry ice with it, ChingHan and MeiMei were so crazy about the smoke came out when we put the dry ice into the water, while looking at the dry ice, I was thinking : *Someday I really should try to put Mentos into the cokes...*

The before and after!

Well, sadly I don't get my pay yet, if not I would give a big angpow to mom wishing her a happy mother's day. Anyway, happy mother's day mom!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Random facts

Malaysian National Excuses

National excuse for hair loss :
Maggi Mee.

National excuse for being late :
Traffic Jam.

National Condom :
Most Malaysians still feel embarrassed buying condoms. So they rushed into a 7-11, hurriedly grab the nearest pack, any pack, pay and leave before the cashier can even blink an eye.

National fruit for inducing menstruation :

National aphrodisiac drink :
Many swear by it. But after a few pints they start swearing ateverything...

National fake illness for getting mc (men) :
Food poisoning.

National fake illness for getting mc (women) :
Menstrual pain

National excuses given by women when refusing sex :
Headache, kids not asleep, maid not asleep, mother-in-law around, early appointment, food not digested yet, aircond not cold enough, aircond too cold, nail polish not dry yet, forgot to take the pill, sleepy, stomach cramps, period, haven't remove make-up, haven't shower, no water supply, going to watch "Santa Barbara", depress, no mood, etc...

National excuses given by men when refusing sex :
Malaysian men never refuse sex.

National cure for headaches :
The "cure for all". If it fails we have another secret weapon; then Tiger Balm & now "french oil" ...

National cure for dizziness.
Minyak Angin Cap Kapak.

National cause of dizziness (for yuppies) :
Happy Hours.

National instant cure for dizziness (for yuppies) :
The sight of a police road block.

National rubbish dump :
As long as it is not your house.

National most mispronounced name :
Sometimes even pronounced as Carry 4! On second thoughts, why bother pronouncing stupid French brands like Peugeot, Renault or Citroen correctly. I think it sounds better, when the local mechanics say "Pew Jeot". When I was in school, Milo was always 'Mee Lo', now that I'm sophisticated, I say "My Lo". So don't be embarrassed saying "Carry 4" when the Mat Sallehs shamelessly pronounce orang utan as "rangutan".

Friday, May 11, 2007

Hot days

Ah, another day back from school, thank god it is Friday, I can enjoy a 2 days holiday now. Recently it is really hot, the air is dry, the temperature is high, the wind is hot, the road is burning, and the class is noisy! But luckily now is exam season, there is no need of teaching, if not I'll seriously be dead in the class.

Many things happened in the school, some big and some small, the big ones like we are forbidden from bringing cane into class. Today a scary parents search for a teacher (
YeatHann) that beat their children, I can't believe that father actually shouted in the corridor! I was really worried that father would did something really stupid in the school. But thank god, another teacher asked them to go see YangFu. Things has cooled down after that. The next thing we know is that YangFu come up, and told us not to bring cane into class anymore! We all was really shocked by this sudden announcement (anyhow it was expected), since the cane, for us, is like a charm of protection, we can hardly control the class without it! For me other class are still okay, but 2C, I really can't go into that class without a cane! *Thank you* so much, YeatHann.

As I said earlier, it was really hot these few days, now I hope everyone to drink more water, because there's many student having nose bleed in the class! Yesterday there's one in 1T, then another one today, in 2C. Those blood from the nose really freaks me out, their shirt are dyed red with blood, blood coming out non-stop, HELP!! Luckily those aren't serious nose bleed, it stopped after a while, scared me like hell.

-removed due to offended akta 999, 算了吧-

Here ends my today's half-hour, time to bath.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bunch of mumble

First, let me warn those who reading this, you might disagree with some of my points below, but it is my way of looking at things, and today I just feel like putting this up since I'm not those type of people that likes to talk about *words in the heart* with anyone I saw.

Today is another busy Wednesday, back from work, cooling down myself in the room. Recently I've been enjoying doing this, I reach home ~7 o'clock, instead of going to bath or dinner, I choose to lock myself in the room for like half hour, listen to some music, updating blogs, watch an episode of anime, and so-on. Why I'm doing this instead of getting a bath? Well too many things happened in the day, I really need my personal time to cool myself down and so (to be honest, I'm those *volcanic* type of person, easy to get angry, easy to get pissed). In this half hour, this is the time where rethink of the things I've been doing in the day, and plan for stuff to do on the next day. Also, this is the time I change myself from a teacher back to myself (sounds weird, eh?).

Today's half-hour is slightly longer, there was so many things in my mind, especially about certain person (is a guy, so give up on a thinking of "whoa, who? your girlfriend?"). I'm sure he is reading this as well, and I wish that he will listen to some words from me, as a friend (again, I'm not good in talking about
*words in the heart* in face to face conversation).

-removed due to offended akta 999, 算了吧-

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A waterfall + mahjong trip

Here I go again, one day, Jason told me "You are invited for a trip to Seremban waterfall, you do not have the option of not going." And here I am, back from this *Seremban Waterfall Trip*. Why I **-ed the words? Well the answer is simple, because the waterfall and the place we staying are still damn far away from Seremban (1 hour drive), and yet some smart people (Jason) told me until the day of departure "Let's go Seremban waterfall!" Okay, enough of the shooting-of-the-dog-barker, let's talk about what happened on these 2 days.

Saturday (5th May) Joel called me in the morning, saying that "Jason will finish his medical checkup on 1:50p.m. so I'm coming over to fetch you at 1 o'clock." Then on 1 o'clock, Joel came, and told me that "Let me tell you a story, at ~12 o'clock, Jason called me to fetch you and reach his house at 1:50, then later on ~12:30, Jason called me again to reach his house at 1:30, after that on ~12:45, he called again and asked me want to have any tom yam or not, if want then come more earlier." Well, that's the Kim as usual!

We reached Jason's place at ~2 o'clock, thanks to CHS sports day and jam along the way. We switched car from Joel's Black Turtle to Jason's Proton, then went to fetch 2 more people, KaiYean and MeiTing (Jason's friend, seen her once in Sushi Station). We started to head for our destination, MeiTing's grandpa's house, which located somewhere in Negeri Sembilan, some place called Port ZhuZhu (not pork zhu, is the pearl zhu...). On the way going there, there is only 2 word to describe, HOT and CRAMMED !! First the traffic is so terribly and horribly jammed, thanks to Jason's good friend Mr Samy Vellu for making the road in such a way that there is a tiny u-turn that causing all the trouble and there are police guarding that area (people tends to drive slow in front of the cops). We who sit at the back (me, KaiYean, and MeiTing) were making good use of the solar energy to bake some bread we bought in the shops, while we ourself, like baking cookie and trying all our best to avoid the burning sunshine!

After the crazy jam, another task awaits our driver Jason, the hill roads. He needs to keep swing the steering left, right, left, right, left, right... all the way to the destination, he say it was dead boring and very tiring, well I could imagine that. And finally, we reached our destination at around 6 o'clock, everyone was like a walking zombie when get out from the car, due to long term of sitting in the car and the hill roads. We rested for a while and played some *kicking shuttlecock* bring by Joel until dinner. We have our dinner at some restaurant nearby, treated by MeiTing's grandfather, many many thanks to them, the food was very nice, especially the fish! We spend the rest of the day with playing mahjong, eating kuaci, and sleep (2 rooms, girls one room and boys one room, duh).

Sunday (6th May) Okay, something stupid happened in the night, we were supposed to wake up at 8 o'clock, but I woke up in the midnight (~5.00a.m.) instead, why ? Thanks to Jason's snoring that as loud as a full blast karaoke. I whacked the bed, to generate some sound (I used to do this when I was annoyed by my father's snores, it somehow works) but I ended up woke all of us up instead, lol! Well I went to sleep after Jason woke up (yeah the snoring stopped), while Joel told me the went to take a walk with Jason because they can't get back into sleep.

The alarm woke all of us up again at 8 o'clock, Joel was the first to woke up, walk to outside, and then went back into the room, telling us that "MeiTing said that her grandpa has gone out, so we actually don't need to wake up so early..." I asked "Who's the smart fella that ask us to wake up in 8 o'clock in the morning ?" And the conversation ends with another laughter. But then I didn't went back into sleep, I woke up, washed my face, and then enjoyed an hour of novel reading in the kampung with kuaci. Damn that's really a good place to read novels, it was having some light rain outside, the air is chilling, cooling, and fresh, and I'm holding my novel with my left, opening kuaci with the right, awww~.

We had our breakfast in some kopi shop nearby, the laksa there was nice, and kopi ice there is just, whoa! Tasty! After the breakfast, we headed towards our main destination, the waterfall (said by Jason, it was actually a river).

When we reached there, the water there is... COLD! Damn cold! Bloody cold! I begins by immerse my foot into the water, so that I could get used to the water temperature slowly. Meanwhile, the clever Joel rushed into the water, submerge half of his body into the body into the freezing water, and telling me "1,2,3... (takes deep breath) 1,2,3... (takes deep breath again) Lion, I can't sunk my body into the water, so cold..." Though in the end we all get into the water and having those usual activities u can think of in the water (splashing water, enjoying water current, etc). This was ended at ~1 o'clock in the noon, when we starts to see some group of M-peoples starts to camp around the area. We changed our cloths and have another short game of *kicking shuttlecock* near river.

We then head back to MeiTing's grandfather's house, have bath, lunch, and more mahjongs. Foods there are nice! Seriously I mean it, fresh vegetable, and the special *XiYaoKai* cooked by her grandmother, simply TASTY! We packed our stuff and leaved the place at ~4 o'clock, there it goes for another round of left-and-right turnings for Jason in the hill roads.

We stopped for a while to take some photos around Semenyih dam, the views there are magnificent. Well a picture is better than thousand words, water there are clear, wind are cooling, just only the hot sun is stopping us from enjoy the view longer, we need the air-con in the car!

Finally all these was ended at ~7 o'clock when I reached my house, have my dinner, bath, and begin to writing stuff here.

Some afterwords:
For some reason, I felt like writing this part, as I (in fact, all of us) felt that the time passes slowly in the kampung. We were playing mahjong in the first day, and then there is a stage that we all felt so tired, we all though that it is already pass midnight, but when we look into the clock, it was only around 11.30p.m.! Another when I was reading novel in the morning, I've read for like ~30 pages, but when I looked into the clock, only ~20 minutes has passed! Even myself was quite surprised that I could read so fast!
People said that the city life is busy and time waits for nobody, but here, it seems to be the opposite, life here is relaxing, and you actually waiting for time to pass. We all should often rest our mind in these places!

My many thanks to:
Jason Kim - the pathetic driver
Mei Ting and her grandparents - for the treated foods and the place to sleep

For more photos, please view my photo album, under tag 2007waterfall

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another day in UCTI/APIIT

Ahh... Another tiring day back from UCTI, my future university. Today went there with WeiRen to clear up those application fees (a total of RM150.00) for my engineering course. Going to that place without driving is such a pain, first we'll need to take LRT from Taman Jaya to Masjid Jamid, then from there we switch train to go to Bukit Jalil. When reach Bukit Jalil, then we'll need to take taxi to UCTI. Let's see, the money paid on transport, RM2.00 (Taman Jaya -> Masjid Jamid) + RM1.90 (Masjid Jamid -> Bukit Jalil) + RM1.50 (taxi, shared by 2 person) = RM 5.40 just for going there, then coming back will cost another RM 5.40, and the total cost will be RM 10.80, oh god... I'm praying that this will be my second and last time I'll be going there by LRT.

After some consultation with a lady officer there, I've decided not to take accommodation there, after all it is too expensive, ~RM300 per person (I thought that it was ~RM300 per room, which mean ~RM150 per person). So, I've ended up with another choice, driving there whenever I have a class. Parking there isn't cheap too, RM3.00 per day, let's say I have class for 4 days a week, which mean I'll paying around RM50 per month, not including the car petrol. However it is definitely will be cheaper than the accommodation (I don't need to wash my own cloth and cook my own dinner too!). Now, another problem has been raised, where the hell I'm going to get a car for me to go university daily! Mother need to use her car for fetching that 2 little devils, then father need his car to go KL *drink tea*, the Estima from my sis? Forget it, too big for me.

The next time I'll be in UCTI will be on 28th of May, attending their orientation. So I've given time around 3 weeks to figure out how to to UCTI by car, so that I can save myself from the cursed LRT ride!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Steamboat + mahjong !!

After the cursing trip to Putrajaya, and thanks to the Labour Day's holiday, I've organized this steamboat party, where all the young teachers in Chen Moh are invited (though most of them buy air ticket and flied aeroplane already). However I'm still thankful to those attended (teacher Benny, teacher Joel, teacher Jason, teacher ChuiYi, teacher Lian, WeiRen *the only non-teacher*, and teacher KokPang), the numbers are still within my minimum amount.

Before the party was started I had a Dance Dance Revolution battle with Lian, finally I've a chance to show my weekend training with the dance pad, 140+ combo! Wahahaha! Around 8 o'clock, all the things are prepared, we started the steamboat party with a QingTong sup, and then was changed to Tomyam sup later (thanks to Jason's heavy flavouring, my tongue was like burning with hot lava...)

The steamboat party ends at around 9:45 o'clock, and another event took place - the mahjong event. The few mahjong addicted fans (Jason, Benny, KokPang, and ChuiYi) was like rushing to my room to *open table*, while me, Joel, WeiRen, and Lian was playing PlayStation at downstairs (though they also ended up at the mahjong table later on). Lian wasn't able to join into the mahjong party, he need to hand over his car to his father by 10:30, so he was the earliest to leave.

Due to the noise of these mahjong gangs, I've gone through lots of trouble to ask them keep the voice down. Damn how I wish to build a soundproof room in my house! Finally it is all ended at 5 o'clock in the morning, and I've finally can get on my bed to visit the dreamlands.